Azam Uganda Premier League
KCCA FC 2-0 Proline FC
StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo
KCCA FC required two second half goals to defeat a Proline side that missed several goal scoring opportunities as the Kasasiro Boys moved second on the 16 team league table.
Shaban Muhammad and Derrick Nsibambi scored at the start and of the second half respectively to ensure that KCCA move to within five points leaders Vipers SC who could only manage a 1-1 draw at Kirinya JSS on the same day.
The game started on a high tempo with end to end action as Proline’s David Owori shot wide after only three minutes when he was played through on goal by Daniel Isiagi.
Both teams seemed to settle thereafter until Shaban shot straight at Saidi Keni in Proline’s goal following a through ball by Mustapha Kiiza on 35 minutes.
Seconds later, a mix up in the KCCA defence allowed Isiagi to find him self one on one with Charles Lukwago but the striker shot straight at the KCCA’s number one.
Two minutes later, Isiagi teed up Gift Ali but the midfielder could only shoot over the cross bar with Lukwago clearly beaten.
The chances continued coming thick and fast for Mujibu Kasule’s men and with four minutes of the first half to play, Isiagi found him self unmarked in the are but his goal bound shot was cleared of the line by Isaac Kirabira.
There was one more opportunity for Proline before the end of the half and it was captain, Joseph Mandela’s turn to miss when he miss-cued Owori’s cross, only six yards away from goal.
At the start of the second half, KCCA FC head coach Mike Mutebi made two quick fire substitutions which saw Muzamir Mutyaba and Derrick Nsibambi come on for Lawrence Bukenya and the in-effective Jackson Nunda.
The tide looked to have changed as KCCA started pressing continuously and they finally got their reward on 49 minutes when striker Shaban Muhammad pounced onto a poor headed back pass by Ssaka Mpima and clipped the ball over Saidi Keni to make it 1-0 to the Kasasiro Boys.
Four minutes later, Proline’s Gift Ali shot from outside the box but his effort could only find the right hand post and out of touch for a goal kick.
Minutes later, Isiagi was onto it again as the striker found space in the box but could only direct his header wide of the mark.
KCCA substitute Muzamir Mutyaba ran through on goal on the hour mark, rounded Keni but decided to cross instead of scoring into an empty goal and his cross found Mpima who cleared the ball way from danger.
Proline knew that time was running out on them and Mpima crossed in from the right only for Isiagi to connect weakly while one on one with Lukwago and saw his effort go out of touch for a goal kick.
He (Isiagi) had one more chance to make amends for his misses but again saw his header tipped over the bar by Lukwago after brilliant work down the right by Ali.
With 15 minutes to play, Mujibu had seen enough and decided to take Isiagi off along with Ronnie Musana, replacing the pair with Joshua Okiror and Isaac Owori respectively.
Proline finally put the ball in the net with two minutes to go but Owori’s effort was ruled out for off side.
One minutes into stoppage time, Julius Poloto delivered a delicious cross into the area and Derrick Nsibambi headed it into the bottom left corner to make it 2-0 and ensure that his side take all three points on the day.
KCCA now move to 54 points from 27 games, five behind leaders Vipers who have played one more game than the Kasasiro Boys.
For Proline, they remain second from bottom with 27 points from 28 games and with two games to play, relegation is what Mujibu Kasule should start preparing for unless a miracle of sorts happens.
The other games played today:
Kirinya JSS 1-1 Vipers SC
URA FC 0-0 Masavu FC